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Mercier, Laurie

Overview
Works: 543 works in 599 publications in 1 language and 2,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Oral histories  Local history  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Bibliography  Sources  Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurie Mercier
Speaking history : oral histories of the American past, 1865-present by Susan H Armitage( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of selected oral histories features the voices of Americans who lived through some of the most critical events shaping the nation's history since the Civil War. This first-of-a-kind compilation allows students, scholars, and other readers to explore the connections and disconnections between individual stories and broader historical themes by understanding how history plays out in individual lives. Comprised of oral history interviews drawn from some of the country's major collections, Speaking History presents a remarkable array of diverse American voices. Included here are fascinating, often moving accounts of everything from slavery to protest movements, world wars to work and leisure, forming a detailed mosaic of American life in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Supplemented with valuable historical context, this book demonstrates how oral history interviews can bring the past to life by linking individual experiences to larger historical narratives
Mining women : gender in the development of a global industry, 1670 to 2005 by Laurie Mercier( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mining Women is the first work that explores gender relations and women's work and activism in different parts of the world and links each of these not only to cultural and domestic arrangements but also to an emerging colonial, industrial, and capitalist system from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. This global, case study/comparative approach reveals that despite the tremendous variation in mining practices and national experiences, women have challenged the constraints of gender definitions on their lives, work, and militancy."--Jacket
Anaconda : labor, community, and culture in Montana's smelter city by Laurie Mercier( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social history of the United States( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the social history of 20th-century America in detail, decade by decade, through the eyes of its everyday citizens
Using oral history in community history projects by Laurie Mercier( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using oral history in community history projects by Laurie Mercier( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication offers concrete suggestions for planning, organizing, and undertaking oral history in community settings. Provides a step-by-step guide to project planning and establishing project objectives, with suggestions for identifying resources and securing funding"--Publisher's description
Social history of the United States by Brian Greenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ten-volume encyclopedia explores the social history of 20th-century America in rich, authoritative detail, decade by decade, through the eyes of its everyday citizens. Spanning ten volumes and featuring the work of some of the foremost social historians working today, Social History of the United States bridges the gap between 20th-century history as it played out on the grand stage and history as it affected -- and was affected by -- citizens at the grassroots level. Covering each decade in a separate volume, this exhaustive work draws on the most compelling scholarship to identify important themes and institutions, explore daily life and working conditions across the economic spectrum, and examine all aspects of the American experience from a citizen's-eye view. - Publisher
Idaho's ethnic heritage : historical overviews( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idaho's ethnic heritage : a resource guide( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Hurley : an oral history by Margaret Hurley( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift of inspiration from a little boy in prison by Kathryn Ruth Epton( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molders and shapers : Montana women as community builders : an oral history sampler and guide( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smelter city : labor, gender, and cultural politics in Anaconda, Montana, 1934-1980 by Laurie Mercier( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanapum dispossession and persistence on the Mid-Columbia in the atomic age by Amy Louisa Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis examines the Wanapum peoples and their persistence in the light of dispossession. It argues that the Wanapum made a decisive break in the mid-twentieth century from the admonition of their nineteenth-century leader Smohalla, who had encouraged them to reject interactions with the outside white community. The Wanapum’s later leaders, however, saw the need to form key, strategic relationships with outsiders during critical times when external forces threatened their rights, land, and culture. These decisions to make alliances were a main factor in enabling their persistence during the threats to their fishing rights, the removal from traditional lands due to the construction of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and the loss of important cultural sites with the building of the Priest Rapids and Wanapum Dams. The strategic alliances that they fostered when faced with these critical threats in the mid-century benefitted their community and aided in their cultural persistence. This thesis first examines the threat to the Wanapum’s fishing rights in the late 1930s, when the Wanapum’s leader, Puck Hyah Toot (Johnny Buck), joined Lucullus Virgil McWhorter to advocate to the public and the Senate of Washington for Wanapum fishing rights. This chapter also details the idea of the Wanapum as “authentic Indians,” and argues this was a key reason why many whites were willing to help the Wanapum with their fishing rights at this time. Chapter Two shows how the relationship between Johnny Buck and Colonial Franklin T. Matthias in the early 1940s allowed the Wanapum unique access to traditional fishing sites during the creation of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and also details the importance of the land to the Wanapum. Chapter Three demonstrates how Johnny Buck’s relationship with Click Relander in the 1950s, and subsequently the Grant County PUD, allowed the Wanapum to gain some concessions from the construction of the dams and the resulting loss of important cultural sites. With these strategic relationships, the Wanapum were able to maintain their tribal identity and secure their interests into the twenty-first century
Vesterheim in Red, White and Blue : the Hyphenated Norwegian-American and Regional Identity in the Pacific Northwest, 1890-1950 by Hans-Petter Grav( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian-American migrants to the Pacific Northwest built a cohesive ethnic community there from the 1890s that persisted through World War II. They were drawn to the Pacific Northwest by its geographic resemblance to Norway, and its extraction industries, such as logging and fishing, that were familiar to them. The place in terms of its geography, soil conditions, climate, and resources, fed into local Norwegian-American constructions of the Pacific Northwest as a transplanted, new Norway. This ethnic environmentalism reflected the ways that constructed memories of Norwegian geography and the Norwegian past helped define the group's ethnicity, but it also represented one aspect of the case they made for belonging in America, and the Pacific Northwest. The geography and resources of the Pacific Northwest figured into Pacific Northwest identity construction for the region's population across ethnic lines. Hence, for Norwegian migrants, the Pacific Northwest as place could be used to assert both one's Norwegianness as well as one's Americanness as an Oregonian or Washingtonian. Additionally, winter recreation, winter sports, and the promotion of strenuous exercise in the great outdoors represented a Norwegian cultural transplant that helped shape regional identity and regional symbols. Simultaneously, Pacific Northwest Norwegians' constructions of race figured into the evolving Norwegian-American identity. As Protestant Nordics they benefited from white privilege. They understood themselves as Norwegians of unquestionable American citizenship, and asserted their capacity for self-government in response to the racialized and gendered construction of American citizenship. When their loyalty occasionally came into question, it simply presented an opportunity to trumpet their perceived racial superiority. Ethnicity consistently came to expression through celebration. Every year, from 1890 to 1950 (and in fact up to the present day), local Pacific Northwest Norwegians descended upon Seattle's Seventeenth of May celebration in commemoration of Norway's Constitution Day. While the celebration's format varied from year to year, ebbed and flowed with nationalist waves from Norway and the United States along with internal forces of disunity within the ethnicity itself, it proved a remarkably persistent vehicle in which the community showcased its unity, coherence and strength to both the younger generations and other Americans
Wilbur Wood interview by Wilbur Wood( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include life in Roundup from the 1950s to the 1970s; the impact of coal-mine closures on the town's character and economy; the growth of subdivisions in Musselshell County; the Bull Mountains Landowners Association's fight against local strip mining; and the possibilities for small-scale industry in the economic revitalization of Roundup
William R. "Bud" Moore interview by Bud Moore( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include his work for the U.S. Forest Service as a Powell District ranger in Idaho; fire-control duties for the Forest Service; trapping in the northern Bitterroot Mountains during the 1920s and 1930s; logging work for the Anaconda Company; and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Clarence Saurey interview by Clarence Saurey( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include his work for the Stoltze Lumber Company in Columbia Falls from 1942 to 1953; his other timber industry work; the IWW; and the community development of Columbia Falls
Calvin Crouch interview by Calvin Crouch( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include his operation of Crouch's Jewelry Store in Columbia Falls from 1947 into the 1980s; community life in Columbia Falls; and his involvement in such local groups as the city council and the chamber of commerce
M. Colleen McCartney Allison interview by M. Colleen McCartney Allison( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include her experiences as a member of the Columbia Falls city council from 1972 to 1978 and her subsequent work as mayor and as executive secretary of the local school board
 
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Speaking history : oral histories of the American past, 1865-present
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Mining women : gender in the development of a global industry, 1670 to 2005Anaconda : labor, community, and culture in Montana's smelter citySocial history of the United StatesUsing oral history in community history projectsUsing oral history in community history projectsSocial history of the United States
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English (72)